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Safety Pin 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  TR
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Morgan Patterson on Jul 23, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Safety Pin?

Description 

Starting six to seven ft. right of Quill (just left of arete) climb upwards on face.

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By Bryce Adamson
Jun 13, 2017

Where is this route, and "Briar Patch" (5.7)? Do these routes really exist?
By Morgan Patterson
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From: CT
Jun 16, 2017

Supposedly starts in a small left facing corner. Then head up and right to a ledge, then to the top.
By Morgan Patterson
Administrator
From: CT
Jun 16, 2017

Briar patch supposedly starts about 12 ft right of Quill in a crack, traverses right to a rest, then continues up to top out through a small corner.
By Bryce Adamson
Jun 22, 2017

After looking at KN's descriptions, and looking at the cliff again, I think the location of Quill identified on this site is wrong. What is called Quill here is actually Briar Patch. You can start in the crack or start straight up. Nichols gives both a sandbag 5.7. Quill is located around the middle of the face. Nichols says, "Climb the small left-facing corners behind the right side of the hemlock, step right, and continue up the face to the prominent right-facing corner at the top."

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